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Andrew Lowry

Andrew Lowry
Andrew Lowry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% I Am Bolt (2016) Bolt's golden era may be too recent and the sponsors too dominant for any real warts to be included, but his charm and sheer physical wonder make this a compelling watch regardless. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) A photocopy of a photocopy, this could perhaps be the nadir of the wave of decade-too-late comedy sequels. Only Thornton completists, and hopeless nostalgists, need apply. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2016
4/5 95% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2016) Unapologetically aimed at the arthouse crowd, this is superior filmmaking. Superbly acted and well written, it stakes its claim in the pantheon of love-gone-wrong watches. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Neither tribute nor analysis, this doc offers an inappropriately off-beam treatment for such a serious subject. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Loach scans the contemporary landscape, and instead of a firebrand approach of stereotype, delivers a film of immense sadness. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 96% Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016) Narratives of the Northern Irish Troubles are a nightmare of bias and bullshit - this superior doc does better than most in cutting through both, and offers a lot to experts and noobs alike. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) An action comedy without any action or comedy - not even The Rock's charisma and enthusiasm can save this dud. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Wasikowska gives it her all, and Cohen shines, but while this is a better film than the first, that was a low bar to reach. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) Given the wealth of footage available, you can't really go wrong with docs on the Apollo era - and yet amongst all that, Cernan is compellingly frank about the human costs of spaceflight. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/5 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Well intentioned and played, this shows flashes of what could have been, but is ultimately let down by its timidity towards the maths, and fails to make the case for its own hero's greatness. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2016
1/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) On paper, this could have been excellent; as it stands, it's painful and futile for all involved. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/5 59% The Program (2016) This fearless reconstruction drives home the dark lie that Lance Armstrong lived - it's just a pity it doesn't dig a little deeper. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 12, 2015
3/5 80% Get On Up (2014) There are rich sequences here tackling both Brown's phenomenal musicianship and importance to the black consciousness of '60s America. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 21, 2014
4/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) Not even duff songs can mar The Book Of Life's rich design, sterling performances and cheering loser-done-good plot. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 97% Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922) Nosferatu is the seminal moment for horror cinema. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 14, 2014
2/5 25% Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife) (2013) More evidence, perhaps, that art cinema needs to come out from the shadow of Michael Haneke. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 20% Delight (2014) The low budget shows in some variable acting (Balibar is great, though) and there is some clumsy dialogue, but writer/director Gareth Jones does deserve some credit for ambition. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 100% Bastards (2014) While the subject matter genuinely shocks, the film's intimate, small-scale nature means it's better suited to a Tuesday evening on More4 rather than a trip to the pictures. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 54% The Doors (1991) Val Kilmer gives the performance of his career as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's biopic, so it's a shame the surrounding film lets him down. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 17, 2014
5/5 71% Léon: The Professional (1994) Having one career highlight performance in a film is a treat. Having three is just spoiling us, and the film is so solidly sold by the actors that it mostly manages to sidestep the potential queasiness in the Léon/Mathilda relationship. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 4, 2014
2/5 62% Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) A glorified home movie, complete with self-congratulary smugness from the band's original members. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 1, 2014
4/5 90% Omar (2014) The same story could have been set in any period, but set in an urgent contemporary world this is alive to the major moral conundrums contained in the everyday. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
4/5 70% Beyond the Edge (2014) This is genuinely inspirational stuff, and then some. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 61% Heli (2014) There's much to admire in Escalante's verve and daring. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 93% The Great Escape (1963) Even if you feel you know every scene backwards, there are still manifold pleasures here beyond nostalgia. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 23, 2014
4/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) Lukas Moodysson scores a crowd-pleaser after a few years in the wilderness with this return to the tender, bittersweet nostalgia of the rep-making Together. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 14, 2014
1/5 38% The Lawnmower Man (1992) The CG sequences have dated horrendously. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 1, 2014
5/5 89% Calvary (2014) Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Gleeson, this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for classic status. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/5 93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) Comes dangerously close to perpetuating rational man/hysterical woman stereotypes. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2014
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) You may not be sure what you've seen, but you've sure seen something. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 10, 2014
4/5 81% The Bachelor's Weekend (2014) It's impossible to hate a film where the cast is so game, but you may struggle to remember it the morning after. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 3, 2014
4/5 100% A World Not Ours (2014) Offering a fascinating window into a world often distorted and oversimplified, this is informative, stimulating and moving stuff ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2014
3/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) A highly enjoyable slice of in-one-eye, out-the-other nonsense. It may coast on the charisma of its leads at times, and it's hardly deep, but there's a Friday night to be had. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/5 79% Metallica Through the Never (2013) Watch Some Kind Of Monster instead. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/5 85% Hawking (2013) There's an admirable refusal to canonise the prof, and we're left in no doubt that his life has not been plain sailing either for him or those he relies on ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2013
2/5 73% Pieta (2013) As the intensity ramps up, Pieta skews more towards silliness than shock. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/5 67% The Crucible (1996) A McCarthy-era retelling of the Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller's 1953 play is a literary classic, but this adap falls short. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 17, 2013
4/5 95% Patton (1970) It's certainly a great performance from Scott, a seamless, pity-free portrayal. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 15, 2013
4/5 72% Romeo + Juliet (1996) One of the liveliest Shakespeare adaps of the past 20 years ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 25, 2013
4/5 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) An honest, heartfelt paean to good old-fashioned love that's audacious in its wide-eyed passion, innocent love of fun and sheer showmanship. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 25, 2013
5/5 100% Repulsion (1965) Filled with indelible images and punishing sound design, Repulsion casts a shadow over everything from Eraserhead to Black Swan, but there's nothing quite like the real thing. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 17, 2012
2/5 56% Tortoise In Love (2012) The traditional problem of am-dram persists: unless it's your son/daughter/dad/nan doing their thing, you're never as forgiving as the enthusiastic cast would wish. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 3, 2012
4/5 100% Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me) (1976) It's Fassbinder's eye for detail and psychology that drives things home. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 12, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story) (2011) There are just too many moments of déjà vu to truly satisfy. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 12, 2012
4/5 65% This Must Be The Place (2012) Succeeding against the odds and adroitly blending its disparate elements, this is a fine entry into the Eurodirector- gawps-at-America subgenre. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 26, 2012
3/5 66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) It's slight, sure, and there's a better, less-glossy film buried in the material, but warm performances redeem Crowe's agreeable return. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2012
4/5 74% Rampart (2012) Harrelson is riveting, and Moverman's gaze is unflinching. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 24, 2012
4/5 88% Margin Call (2011) Chandor presents these characters not as indifferent masters of the universe, nor as vampires, but as people - and his film is the stronger for it. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 4, 2012
29% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) Material that might have made a terrific documentary instead becomes a worthy drama. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 31, 2011
4/5 97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984) The leads' chemistry is almost, well, spooky, Dan Aykroyd's nerdy enthusiasm rubbing deliciously against a persona-perfecting turn from Bill Murray - and there's even the odd surprise. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2011